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Director of Program Integration - Japan

  • GE Healthcare
  • Experienced
  • Posted 10/27/2017 12:16:51 PM
  • 2965399
  • Job Function: Quality
  • Business Segment: Healthcare Quality
Location(s): Japan; Hino


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Role Summary:
This role is an integral part of the new Product Quality team. Its main priority is to enable and accelerate Total Quality at GE Healthcare by working closely with the Product Quality Business Interface Leaders to drive the Product Quality game plans in APAC region and execute projects aligned to them.

Essential Responsibilities:
•Drives and be accountable for operational excellence of total quality programs and actions, with duties including project reviews, feasibility analysis, cost benefit analysis, prioritization, resourcing, initiation, execution and closure for all project work related to GE Healthcare operational product quality.
•Clearly communicates status, issues, risks, plans, etc. to Product Quality team and Business leadership.
•Manages activities of cross-functional teams to support and deliver solutions relating to total quality.
•Maintains effective working relationships with peers, suppliers, customers, etc., to seamlessly integrate actions into the overall strategic objectives and activities related to total quality.
•Coordinates product team support activities, including the development of internal and external communications, establishing roadmaps and benchmarks, requirements gathering, development, implementation, testing and training plans, and ensuring the successful transition to the functional owners.

Qualifications/Requirements:
• Bachelor’s degree (or high school diploma/GED plus 4 years working experience and understanding of product development, manufacturing, quality control and servicing in a medical device environment)
• Demonstrated program/project management experience in a global environment, including project initiation, scoping, resourcing, scheduling, budgeting, requirements gathering, risk management, and communication
• Process improvement experience, knowledge of continuous improvement methodologies & in-depth understanding of related processes
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Demonstrated effective interpersonal, teamwork, networking skills, collaboration, negotiation & conflict resolution skills; Ability to interface and influence at all levels in the organization
• Analytic, creative and business focused problem solver
• Change agent with energy, passion & enthusiasm to drive change
• Strong organizational skills
• Prior experience using word processing, xxspreadsheet, and presentation software
• Ability to communicate effectively in English (or local language)

Desired Characteristics:
•Demonstrated experience with regulations in the medical device and/or pharmaceutical industries
•Demonstrated knowledge of Total Quality Management System tools.
•LEAN experience.
•Demonstrated ability to excel in a global matrix organization.
•Ability to make decisions under pressure and take ownership for assigned projects and programs.
•Ability to multi-task & handle tasks with competing priorities effectively.

Locations: Japan; Hino

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation.  GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.
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